Xiaomi Mi 4i Launch Event Highlights

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Jun announces free Mi bands for the everyone who attended today's event. The crowd cheers.

Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun is now on stage.

1000 Mi Band units will be available at Re. 1 each. Registration starts April 28

It supports any Android 5.0 device, Barra says.

The Mi Band will be available exclusively on Mi.com.

The Mi Band has a battery that lasts 30 days, Barra claims. It's water resistant to IP67 standards, he says. The price is Rs. 999.

It's a fitness and sleep tracking band, for those who hadn't heard of this product before. 

Barra announces that the Mi Band is coming to India.

Regular readers of NDTV Gadgets will spot that we'd reported the price of the Mi 4i a few days ago. Our exclusive story was right on the money. 

Barra says the phone will be available later on other online stores including Snapdeal, Amazon and mi.com.

Registration for this phone's sale begins 8 pm today. The sale begins on April 30, exclusive to Flipkart.

The price is Rs. 12,999.

Barra is now showing a comparison table, pitting the Mi 4i against Moto X Gen 2, Samsung Galaxy A7 and HTC Desire 826

Now the most important thing: price.

MIUI supports six Indian languages - Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil

A video about the testing process - the various tests a phone goes through after manufacturing. More jibes at Apple and bendgate.

Mi 4i is beautiful inside and outside. We work closely with Foxconn all the way down to the robotics, Hugo Barra says.

It also has Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi Direct, USB OTG

Mi 4i's has 802.11ac WiFi technology

Mi 4i's MiUi 6 is built on top of Android Lollipop.

The phone has 2GB RAM, 16GB storage

Barra claims that Snapdragon 615 has been deigned entirely in India by Qualcomm.

Four performance cores at 1.7 GHz, and four power saving cores at 1.1 GHz

It's an 8 core chip - four cores at 1.1GHz, and four at 1.7GHz

The phone has a 2nd generation 64 bit Snapdragon 615 SoC

Barra is now showing some HDR camera samples.

Gamma and contrast tuning, Colour correction, and low-light de-boosting are some of its other features.

The new HDR camera has enhanced alignment, ghost removal, and halo suppression.

Barra is talking about the camera's HDR feature now.

Now Hugo Barra is taking group selfies with the crowd.

The phone lets you hit the capture button and then you have time to frame the shot. This is called Selfie Timer.

The software identifies the age of the person clicking selfies and applies filters accordingly.

The camera software includes a 'beautify' feature for selfies.

The phone has a 5MP front camera.

It has a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual tone flash.

Barra's now showing photos taken by various people who own Mi smartphones.

Here are the display specs of the Mi 4i smartphone.

Here's a comparison shot from the event.

Barra claims the display adjusts images so that they look better under bright light. He says the display shows images of higher quality under any lighting and is 30 percent more power efficient.

Barra is talking up the sunlight display technology on the Mi 4i.

Also, Xiaomi's been taking potshots at Apple's iPhone 6 and the Mi fans in the crowd are cheering.

The phone has a fully laminated OGS Corning Concore display, which provides the same protection as Gorilla Glass 3, according to Barra.

Xiaomi Mi 4i has a 1080p display. In case you missed it, the phone has a 5-inch display.

The phone comes with a quick charge feature. It lets you charge its battery up to 40 percent in one hour and 100 percent in three hours.

More on the specs front: The Mi 4i comes with a 3120mAh battery.

According to Xiaomi, the Mi 4i has a soft touch matte finish with anti grease coating.

It's 7.8 mm thick and weighs 130 grams.

Xiaomi is showing a video about its design. The phone has a 5-inch display.

Mi 4i will come in 5 colours: black, white, orange, light blue and pink.

The Mi 4i has a unibody polycarbonate body.

Barra says the company is the number 1 smartphone vendor in China and number 5 globally.

Xiaomi was founded on April 6, 2010, Barra says. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun is also at the event.

VP Xiaomi Global, Hugo Barra is on stage. He's talking about how 12,000 Mi fans registered to attend this event.

And the event begins.

The event will begin in five minutes, according to the announcer at the venue.

The venue is almost full. The event will begin soon.

Xiaomi showed a short teaser video a short while ago. Is this the Mi 4i?

Xiaomi's event is scheduled to begin at 4 pm. Stay tuned.

The company is expected to launch the Xiaomi Mi 4i smartphone at this event. We'll bring you live updates once the event begins.

Xiaomi is holding the event at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi.

Hello everyone. We'll be covering Xiaomi's first major event outside China on this live blog.


Xiaomi is holding its first major launch outside of its homeland China in New Delhi on Thursday. At the Siri Fort Auditorium in India's capital, the company is expected to unveil its next smartphone, which is tipped to be called the Xiaomi Mi 4i. The event will see CEO & Founder, Lei Jun, President & Co-Founder, Lin Bin, and VP Xiaomi Global, Hugo Barra, in attendance with a host of 'Mi fans' that have been invited by the company.

While there's no official word on the price and specifications of the phone, a couple of days before the launch NDTV Gadgets learnt that the phone will priced between Rs. 12,500 ($200 approximately) and Rs. 14,500 ($230 approximately). We would like to point our for the benefit of our international readers that is the contract-free price of an unlocked smartphone, in line with most other smartphones sold in India.

Unfortunately, we haven't received any fresh information on the specifications of the new Xiaomi smartphone, with the company using the last few days to provide hints on the build, battery life, and display.

As per the previous leaks, the smartphone is tipped to feature Android 5.x Lollipop, a 64-bit 1.65GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, Adreno 405 GPU, 2GB of RAM, a 4.9-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display, a 12-megapixel rear camera, a 4.8-megapixel front camera, and 16GB of built-in storage.


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